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ABC
Dec 12, 2011 5:00pm EST
on the life and times of texas gov. ann richards. >> a new way to get mentally prepared for traffic on 95. will it help with the commute? th >>> eight tv actress is making a splash on stage in washington combining politics and personality. >> she talks about her new role and spending time in the capital. >> i have been a fan of hers for a long time. tv people know her from "the practice." she opens her one-woman show at the region this weekend, a tribute to the late texas gov. ann richards. ann richards ruled taxes before george bush and rick perry. her death in 2006 saddened the actress who vowed to capture her personality on stage. >> after all ginger rogers did everything fred astaire did. she just did it backwards and in high heels. [applause] >> and richard'1988 speech helped her become governor. texas turned from blue to red. she lost reelection to george bush in 1994. >> it is about the persona and the impact of who she was. at the movies, "new year's eve" won the weekend. i am very much looking forward to seeing the play. there is a lot going on in our town. i think she is the per
ABC
Dec 6, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> a sprinkle of snow in arizona. in texas the first snow fell, covering everything. >> i did have to go for a walk. it is so beautiful. >> temperatures plunged in new mexico. forcing the closure of interstate 40. snow shovels of flu off the shelves. >> customers asking us to set aside heaters. >> drivers had to dodge black eyes in washington state. -- black ice in washington state. >> these guys came up with the jepps. -- jeeps. a group of jeep owners of volunteer their time rescuing stranded owners. the wind continues to blow in california. days after the santa ana to ravage the los angeles area, several surrounding communities are still without power. crews of been working to turn down the trees into fire was. -- firewood. >> are you ready? >> not at all. >> we are in the 60's and we have rain coming our way. early this morning, denver was five below zero, 9 inches of snow. patience. outside, it was a whonewet one. -- wet one. our temperature outside now remains 57 degrees. the first inch of snow we had in washington last year, december 16. i do not think it will be played tomorrow ni
ABC
Dec 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
be hidden. >> today's protest is in response to what happened to this texas woman. >> i had this big blanket over me. >> she was nursing her son at a houston targets in late november when she was harassed by store employees. >> they started walking by and shaking their heads. they were rolling their eyes. what i am doing something so horrible. >> one worker threatened to have recited for indecent exposure. the nursing moms started a facebook page with 6000 members. nursing in public is every woman's right. >> when you get the nerve to feed them in public, it feels really good. to have someone tell users should not do that, it sucks. >> anything that -- anyone who has a problem with that is ignorant. >> 45 states and washington d.c. allowed women to breast feed in public. that includes texas. target issued this statement -- we are reporting live in alexandria. >> do you think stores to be able to ban breast feeding in public areas? we ask that question on our website and facebook page. you can go to our facebook page if you would like to join in on the conversation. >>> how about some convers
ABC
Dec 29, 2011 5:00pm EST
ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could sa you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> for many high school students, the idea of going to college is just a pipe dream. they offer a class on how to make college streams a reality. >> i have always wanted to go to college and be the first generation to go to college. >> her dream just make come true. for one. every other day at this high school students learn what it takes to get into college. >> work. you will have to work to get it. >> the yearlong program prepares high-school seniors for life after high school. >> how to make action plans and how to implement them. hopefully, that is something they can transfer to whatever they do at college and at work. >> it helps students write personal statements, fill out resumes, at and what could be application process. >> being in the program has been a life changing experience. >> i wal
ABC
Dec 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
. no hot spots. brown still, texas is 78. that is as warm as we find in the continental u.s. for now. no sign of bitterly cold air and no sign of any big storm any time soon. it will happen sooner or later that is security. clear skies for us. high pressure. a massive area of high pressure in charge of weather for the next few days. "little wind chill wind will move through late friday night or saturday. saturday will be bright and sunny, just a little bit cooler. by sunday it will start to pick up southwesterly winds. we will warm into the upper 50's. i bet by monday we will be close to 60 degrees. late tonight clear and 42 in the city. 37 at wakeup time. 52 at midday. checking out the next seven days, it looks pretty good. a little up and down on the thermometer i was talking about. 62 degrees tuesday just before the cold front comes in. a pretty good chance of scattered showers. late wednesday and thursday will turn a little bit) that is just the way it should be in december. >> down at the tree lighting, she said she did not even need a coach. -- a coat. >> we are going to keep o
ABC
Dec 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
's busiest highways. i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurce. >>> she is a single mother, the youngest person and first woman to be elected to the position. alison starling introduces us to this week's workingwoman. >> for the last year, we have seen her in front of the courthouse. or speaking at events like this for the family crisis center. the story behind her dedication to the pursuit of justice is a pivotal date in her family's history. >> july 4 1956. he was murdered by a deputy sheriff. the family was told if they did not leave, they would murder of a whole family. >> she is talking about her great-grandfather. after his murder, and her family fled to prince george's county. a remarkable miles down to make her family proud. >> the rest is history. the fact that i could be appointed to this position has been amazing fo
ABC
Dec 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
through reading. on my journey across america i've learned that when you ask someon tin texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices... in more ways than ever. and our networks are getetting crowded. but if congress frees up more wireless spectrum... we can empower more people to innovate... putting momentum behind our economy. and we can reduce the deficit... with more than thirty billion dollars paid by america's wireless companies. it's simple -- more spectrum means more freedom. for everyone. >>> when adults read to children, everybody wins and that's the motto of the d.c. chapter devoted to promoting children's literacy. >> on their lunch hour, mentors and students come together to share their love of reading. leon harris introduces us to "every
ABC
Dec 30, 2011 5:00pm EST
that when you ask someon tin texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> the confetti is ready. workers going through their final test runs to make sure all goes as planned to make way for tomorrow night's big new year's eve bash in times square. crystal ball primed and ready to drop on a queue just before midnight. a record crowd expected to show up, and police say security there will be extremely tight. >> helicopters will be in the air. we are checking a 200-block area. everyone who enters the area will have to go through and that the, a check. >> the city will have 16 inch report set up for people to go through. more than 1 million people expected to attend the festivities tomorrow. >> preparations are under way for a host of new years-eat- related activities across our region as well. >> but a big change is on the way for the area's largest celebration. the a
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